February Newsletter PDF

Next Meeting

Last Meeting Sumary

Executive Corner

Poker Run

Letter from President

Compliance Training:
Here is a Resource 

FMANM Health Care

Upcoming Events Calendar

2017 Programs

February 15 — John Dufay and APS Facility Challenges

March 15 —How Vibration Analysis Saves Money

April 22 — 3rd Annual Poker Run and Car & Bike Show

May 17 — The Skilled Labor Crisis

June — Isotopes Baseball

July 28 — Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament

August 16 — ABQ Sunport Project Updates

September 20 — Site Visit: TBA

October 27 — FAB O&M Show

November 15 — Micro Breweries: Facilities and Science

December 20 — Holiday Social


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New Mexico Environment Department P2 Internship Program

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Board of Directors


Tom Plummer, P.E.
Director of Health Facilities
Albuquerque Area IHS
505-248-4262 (ofc)
505-288-6982 (cell)

Vice President

Selby Lucero
Facility Manager
Sandia Laboratory Federal Credit Union


Lori Gunnare
National Roofing Company
W 505 883 3000 
C 505 252 2707
F 505 883 1719

Dave Jensen
R.E. Michel Co.
505-239-5721 cell


Kevin Givens
The Johnston Co.


George Jimenez
Mary Beth Hames
Compliance Analyst (RIMS)
PNM Resources, Inc.
505.241.4417 (Office)
505-448-6710(cell) MaryBeth.Hames@pnmresources.com
Mike Chavez
Account Manager
Ace Asphalt
Micaela Sandoval
Account Manager
Moving Solutions
Jessica Leyva
Facility Build

Executive Director

Carolee Griffin
505-377-5309 cell


Web Master

Roy Evans
505 577 4145



Albuquerque Public Schools Facilities:
2017 Realities and Challenges in Detail

The difficult job of planning for school building maintenance is most effective when it relies upon up-to-date information about the condition and use of buildings, campuses, equipment, and personnel. As such, Albuquerque Public Schools staff members, who are intimately involved in the day-to-day assessment, repair, and maintenance and operations (“M&O”) of school facilities must also play an active role in the facilities maintenance planning process. Yet facilities maintenance planning is not solely the responsibility of M&O. Effective planning requires coordination of resources and commitment between M&O, the Capital Master Plan, and Facilities Design and Construction.

John Dufay - 2015This challenge also deals with the reality of how dramatically schools and students have transformed in the last 10 to 15 years, and how M&O and APS have adapted to these realities. APS’ school facilities have grown in complexity and sophistication. The widely diverse students, representing an array of family classifications, no longer travel a linear education journey free of transitions and setbacks. Additionally, schools have become evening and weekend community hubs as well as the traditional  education sites. To accommodate these many changes, M&O has transitioned from a straight forward maintenance-only function to a multifaceted facilities management operation that includes cutting-edge technology and data control, energy conservation programs, electrical and mechanical systems, state-of-the art monitoring and tracking software, astute facilities use scheduling, and much more. This presents endless new, challenging and exciting opportunities to meet rapidly evolving educational needs which were never imagined by the M&O management teams of yesteryear.

Add into this equation that APS has 151 building sites with 16.2 million square feet; 12 million square feet of roofing, a geographical area just slightly smaller than the state of Rhode Island at 1250 square miles, $50,000.00 in utility cost each day with a 24/7, 365 days a year operating schedule, and 50 acres of turf areas to maintain.

Make your reservations now to join the Facility Manager Association of New Mexico as we are honored to have John Dufay, Executive Director of Operations for Albuquerque Public Schools, speak about his challenges and solutions at the monthly breakfast meeting beginning at 7 am on Wednesday morning, February 15th, 2017, at the Garduno’s Uptown Restaurant in Albuquerque.  Are you a facility manager? Come and share in John’s expertise and accomplishments.  Are you a supplier?  Come and find out what opportunities are available as APS takes on their upcoming projects.

Reservations are required but FIRST TIME FACILITY MANAGERS are always FREE.  Click here to register and pay by credit card before Monday, February 13th, to be included.  Cost is $30.00 for members and $35.00 for non-members. 


You can also text to pay at (505) 373-1016. (click here for directions)

Technology Marches On:
The Internet of Things is King

The Facility Manager Association of New Mexico’s President Tom Plummer, P.E., stepped up to the plate and took a swing at outlining the proliferation of technology and how it affects how we run our buildings, our relationships, and how it affects our lives at a heavily attended January meeting, where members and guests of the organization gathered to network and bond while hearing thought provoking information.

An engineer, veteran, and facility manager, Tom is currently the Director of Health Facilities for the Albuquerque area Indian Health Service, and he brought his considerable experience and penchant for early adaption to the spirit of the meeting, exploring how we currently use technology to interface with our building systems and to explore what the future may hold. 

Citing the “building blocks” of the internet of things, he advised the group that the basics include sensors, connectivity, broadband, analytic software, building automation system/energy management systems, a common communication protocol (BACnet), intelligent controllers, smart utility meters, and network security/ a good relationship with IT support as the IoT foundation.

The benefits? “You will achieve energy savings, Improved efficiency and service, lower labor costs, the ability to attract customers, keep employees and tenants happy, and protect your assets,” he summarized in closing.  A link to this presentation is on the FMANM website at www.fmanm.com.

Click here for pdf Presentation

Click have for Power-point presentation.


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Feb 17 Exec Director

It seems the Facility Manager Association of New Mexico has an exciting line-up for the 2017 agenda!  If you missed the January program, we explored the unimaginable proliferation of technology and connectivity with our very own FMA President, Tom Plummer.  A record number of folks attended.  Next up, another giant home-run hitter is at bat:  John Dufay, Executive Director for the Albuquerque Public Schools maintenance and operations department will talk about his power-house projects, systems, and team strategies for 2017.  Next, our March program will explore the critical dynamics of saving money and your equipment by investigating the positive effects of motor balancing and vibration analysis, hosted by long-time FMA supporters, Kinetic Improvement.

But wait, there’s more!

Back by popular demand, the 3rd Annual Poker Run and Bike & Car Show returns on Saturday morning, April 22nd, hosted this year at the fabulous Thunderbird Harley Davidson dealership.  Get your motors running and get your ride ready for the fun networking event of the spring.  And  our storied, infamous Scholarship Golf Tournament will be held again this year at the beautiful Isleta Eagle Championship Golf Tournament on Friday, July 28th, 2017.  Start planning now to field a team, sponsor a hole, or sponsor the whole event!

Alive and thriving! See you this year at all of the FMANM programs.


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President - Tom Plummer

As I heard it recently said, the turn to a new year needs to be a balance of what we learned and experienced in the past year with what we hope to accomplish in the new year. Last year in FMANM afforded us the opportunity to learn about a broad range of topics: from security to Building Envelopes and from Facility Economics and Sustainability to the internet of Technology and Human Interaction! We got to experience another great Golf Tournament at the Isleta Eagle course as well as another Facility and Building Operations Trade Show!

But we at the Facility Manager Association of New Mexico are wanting to 'crank it up a notch' for 2017! We will be tapping into some local expertise to bring you some great presentations at our breakfast meetings and some more fun as we join together for another Car / Motorcycle Show and Poker Run! In particular we want to continue to
focus on our primary mission of supporting the tradesmen and facility professionals of the future. Thanks to the support of our members we are expecting to give another check to CNM so they can provide scholarships to students who are up-and-coming in facility related fields of study (don't miss our March 15th meeting). Also, we will have a CNM representative come share with us about one of their latest programs (Hint: it will directly contribute to one of New Mexico's fastest growing business sectors - Craft Brewing! Can anyone give me a ‘second to the motion' of field trip?

I would be remiss if I didn't thank the Board of Directors for their continued efforts and vote of confidence as they re-seated me as President of FMANM again this year, along with Selby Lucero as Vice President.

Finally, if you are not an FMANM member yet, please take that small step to build your business relationships and capture the great experiences you can have that will help improve your job performance. We make work more fun and productive! Put www.FMANM.com in you
browser favorites and join us for some educational and entertaining events in 2017!

Best regards,
Tom Plummer, P.E.
Director for Healthcare Facilities
Albuquerque Area Indian Health Service

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CNM Foundation letter of appreciation


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Friends of Civic Plaza

From: Jose Garcia <jgarcia@albuquerquecc.com>
Date: September 10, 2015 at 4:24:24 PM MDT
Subject: please share and become a friend!

Hi! Please consider becoming a friend and helping spread the word as we celebrate Civic Plaza's transformation into a great community space and work to build the vision of what it can be! Thank you!


José García
General Manager
Albuquerque Convention Center
Direct: 505-768-3876
Mobile: 505-573-0757

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Attention Healthcare Facility Managers
Or Any FM Who Needs Compliance Training:
Here is a Resource 

The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) Hazardous Waste Bureau conducts hazardous waste inspections at hospitals, pharmacies, as well as other types of facilities.  They offer their services to conduct free training concerning managing hazardous waste at hospitals and pharmacies.  Having recently conducted inspections at several hospitals, they have found the majority of them to be out of compliance.  Their aim to provide this training to large audiences spreads the information more quickly than individually inspecting each hospital/pharmacy.

But beyond healthcare, NMED believes they might be able to target some training for other diverse and various types of facilities.  Compliance assistance is a key component in their program and keeping facilities in compliance makes the job a lot easier. 

Need more information to start this discussion? Contact Janine Kraemer, CHMM, Hazardous Waste Supervisor for the New Mexico Environment Department, 2905 Rodeo Park Drive East, Building 1,Santa Fe NM 87505 office  505-476-4372, or email to janine.kraemer@state.nm.us  or connect with Facility Manager Association’s vice president, Tom Plummer with the Indian Health Services at thomas.plummer@ihs.gov

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